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Vr"' ' n "(?" "Tin THE WEATHER. For Indiana : Fair tonight and Saturday and Sunday; cool er tonight. FaRadram job printing is up-to-date' and at reasonable prices. Corae in and get prices. SO WEEKLY ESTABLISHED 1881. DAILY EST ABLISHEU 1876. RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM, FRIDAY. APRIL 1, 1904. ONE CENT A COPY. C0I1HTEY FLOODED OHIO AID INDIANA SUFFER IMMENSE LOSS FROM HIGH WATER RAILROADS SUBMERGED. THE UNION STATION At Indianapolis Under Water Re ports From the Flood Else where. (By Associated Press.) Indianapolis, Ind., April 1. The heavy rains last night in northern and central Indiana added to the danger from the flood. At Portland the flood is worse than a week a z- The Wa bash railroad has two washouts near Delphi. Alexandria has the worst flood in its history. The suburbs are under water, and all trains are an nulled. 4 Following a steady downpour of rain last night Pogue's Run Avent on another rampage and a large section of the eastern portion of the city is again under water. In Jackson park all the residents were forced to leave their homes The entire territory was under from two to three feet of water. All street car lines manning to the eastern part of the city were tied up last night. The Union depot is under water, and no trains left this station today east or west. Lima, CApril 1. The report from Celina, Ohio, that the great reservoir is breaking is untrue. St. Marys, O., April 1. The banks of the reservoir are badly washed out but are still holding. Youngsrown, O., April 1. As the result of a rainfall of 3.46 inches in the past forty-eight hours, Mahoning river is the highest ever known and is still rising. Several manufactories are closed. A dispatch from Alliance, O., says the Cleveland & Pittsburg railroad 1 racks are under water for ten miles south of there. A New York limited train was stalled at Wooster. The big Pennsylvania railroad bridge here, on which men have been working for a year, went down in twenty feet of water in the Mahoning river. Celina, Ohio, April 1. The reser voir rose ten inches. There are fears that the west wall will be bro ken by the east wind. Farmers are removing live stock. Indianapolis, Ind.. April 1. A News special from Celina, O., says the great reservoir at St. Mary's is breaking. People are fleeing for their lives. Lima, O.. April 1. The Ottawa river is higher than ever known and is rising six inches an hour. One fourth of the city is flooded. There is no communication between North and South Lima. Great damage is expected. aprOoIl A Good Many Persons Caught in One Way or Another. This is the first of April, and all are well aware of the fact that March went out like a lion, and there is no use of repeating it here. April fool is one of the pastimes indulged in by a great many people, and severr.l very funny pranks were played on the unsuspecting. But the best of all is on Samuel C. Whitesell. He called on Sheriff Smith this morn ing and csked for the Indianapolis Journal. Dick knew the Journal was late this morning, and he also knew it was April fool. lie handed Sam a Journal about three weeks old, and Samuel threw both feet upon ja chair and fixed himself for a siege of com fort and knowledge. He read and read and read until he became red in the face. Diek sat back of him and almost bursted a blood vessel watch ing Sam digest the stale news unob served. Sam was looking for some special thing, and had not yet found it. After about a half an hour's perusal, Sam remarked: "I see by the weather indications we're to have more rain." At this juncture Tom Newkirk, who happened in, looked over Sam '.9 shoulder and said: -''Isn't that paper a little stale, Sam!" For the first time Sam looked at the date, and then f-aid he 'd be Well, ove -vbody laughed and Sam had to laugh wih the oilier., He was politely told by the genial sheriff it was April 1st. V CIVIC IMPROVEMENT. Richmond, Shelbyville and a num ber of other enterprising towns have organized a civic improvement league, the members of which are to do what they can toward beautifying the town, keeping the streets and al leys, front and back yards clean, planting trees, flowers and in numer ous other ways adding very much to the beauty of the town. Whether we have a league of this kind or not, let us all work together to beautify our little city. Rushville Republican. THE FIBST OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN LNDIANA RECALLED BY A RICHMOND MAN Who Was Also a Member of the First Electoral College Call for Old Timers. Chairman Good rich has decided to send special invitations to all Repub licans who attended the first Republi can state convention ever held in In diana which assembled in Indianapo lis in 1853, to attend the coming con vention as guests of honor. It has heretofore been announced that Judge M. L. Bundy, of New Castle, was the only one in this section of the state, but it develops now that Hon. Enos Watson, of Winchester, of the law firm of Watson & Hunt, father of James E. Watson, of Rushville, was present at that notable convention. Mr. Watson was surveyor of Ran dolph county in 1854, having been elected on the Democratic ticket, but became a Republican at the very or ganization of the party. The Palladium was under the im pression that Hon. Isaac Jenkinson, of this city was at that convention, and, accordingly, interviewed Mr. Jenkinson on the subject. He said: "I did not attend the Republican state convention in this state in 1856, but remember it very well. I was a member of the first Republican elec toral college held in Indiana, in 186(f, and cast me of the thirteen votes of the stale for Abraham Lincoln for President, and was appointed to carry the official vote of the college to Washington. : This I did, placing the returns in the hands of John C. Breckinridge, then Vice President. Mr. Breckinridge accepted the pack age, examined it a moment, then turn ing to me remarked, with a smile, 'That's a sockdolliger.' " LEEDS RETIHES And B. L. Winchell Takes His Place as President. New York, April 1. The Rock Is land railway announced today the fol lowing changes in officials, to take ef fect immediately: B. L. Winchell, president, in place of . W. B. Leeds, resigned ; Robert Mather, first vice president, in place of C. H. Warren, resigned, and J. J. Stevens, second vice president, in place of Robert Mather. CONVENTION HABEY C. STABR WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN EXECU TIVE COMMITTEE IN COM ING CAMPAIGN. A GOOD APPOINTMENT Made by Chairman Goodrich of the Republican State Com mittee. Chairman Goodrich, of the Repub lican state committee, in looking over the state for some one to help him run the coming campaign in Indiana and cast his optics on Richmond and Harry Starr. A Washington corre spondent of the Indianapolis Star of yesterday contained the following: "Harry Starr, of Richmond, will be a big man in the management of the Republican state campaign in In diana this year. Chairman Goodrich, of the Republican state committee, has decided to appoint him chairman of the executive committee and to give him wide latitude in directing the campaign. Mr. Starr is a very suc cessful political manipulator, many persons of discriminating judgment considering him the best all-round politician the Republicans have in In diana. He is a railroad attorney and has a large income from his prac tice." There could be no wiser or better selection made. Mr. Starr is in every way fitted for the place, and will be sure to bring success to the G. O. P. ELD UP TRAIN And Killed the Express Messenger on the Southern Pacific. (By Associated Press.) Redding, Cal., April 1. Three masked men boarded a train on the southern Pacific railroad, ten miles north of here last night, and killed Express Messenger O'Neill and car ried off the contents of the express box. The train stopped for water and the robbers compelled the crew to take them on the engine five miles away, where thev disappeared. Report for the Month and the Year. That the Richmond postoffice is coming to the front rapidly goes with out saying, for figures talk for them selves. The receipts for March were $5, 752.G5, an increase over last March of $1,000. t The total receipts for the year were $53,519.38, an increase over last year of $2,711.26v This is certainly a most creditable showing, one which Postmaster Sur face is justly proud of. goldIWage Record Broken For February and March. , (By Associated Press.) San Fmncisco, April 1. The rec ord for coinage of gold was broken by a mint here, which, in February and March, coined $54,693,500. Its weight was more than 110 tons. CARS RUNNING. Huntington, W. Va., April 1. The Camden interstate Electric Railway began operating cars today for the first time since the strike began, ten days ago. Non-union men are em ployed. Crowds follow the cars in the city but no trouble yet occurred. Samuel C. Whitesell has a drove of little 'gs or a little drove of big pigs on his farm that he is exceed ingly proud of. lie says they can't be beat in these parts. POSTOFFCE GHEATFGLFOB N ELMER HOLMES WRITES A BOYISH LETTER TO THE PO LICE DEPARTMENT, THANKING THEM KINDLY For the Interest They Took in Him Dogs, and Cat Glad to See Him. It will le remembered that a short time ago Elmer Holmes, of Kitchel, Ind., was t aken up by the police as a runaway and returned to his home. To show how grateful he was for the interest taken in him, he wrote the following letter to Superintendent Gormon, which we print verbatim: "Kitehel, Ind., March 28 the, 1904. "My Dear Fellow Ploiceman: I got home a bout six o'clock was glad to get home I am ever so thank ful, to yoa for your kindness, showed me and returning me back home Papa and mamma says tell you that, they are ever :o thankful, to you as they was very anusey about me Papa and Uncle Roe hunted for to days and a half for me, and herd nothing of me until I came home, my dog got home at eleven oclock Thursday my cats was glad to see me was glad to see them too, I must say good By for I must get redy for school. If we come up to the Red mans carnival I want you to let your little boy to come home with me give this to the man that, paid my way down on the haek. "good By - "Elmer. Holmes' "to the Police." THE Bllff ! AT HIGH SCHOOL HALL LAST NIGHT A SUCCESS, DESPITE THE WEATHER. THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Will be Ahead About Thirty Dollars Scenes From the Rivals "Poor PiUicoddy." Despite the extremely bad weather, a large number of people attended the entertainment for the benefit of the Athletic association at high school hall last fcvening. The evening was marred by several unfortunate hap penings. The electric lights gave out in several places and gas was substi tuted and, at times, the heavy down pour of rain entirely drowned the voices of the speakers. But, notwith standing these marring effects, the en tertainment was a success. The scenes from the Rivals and the play, "Poor P:llicoddy," a detailed ac count of which has been given, at the time of the publics, were both better than at their first presentation, but nearly half of the latter play was lost, even to those in front, on .ac count of the noise of the rain. The comic dancing by George Rettig, Harry Niies and Fred Gennett was exceptionally fine. The dancers ap peared in regular "Nigger minstrel" outfits, high hats, black Prince Al bert coats and white Irousers and vests, and, in the encore, appeared as negro cooks, with dippers in thei hands, from which they threw camty out amons the audience. After the program a "dutch feast" was spread on the stage for the play ers and those directly' concerned. The players wish to acknowledge their in ffl RET! ENTERTAffi ENT debtedness for assistance to Miss Haw kins, Miss Jean Lupton, Harry Ross and Miss Schaefer, also to others who kindly assisted them. The net proceeds were about $30, which will clear the association of debt and leave a good balance in the treasury. ONLY A RUMOR. There were some wild rumors about town today in regard to changes in the management of a certain institu tion. The Palladium investigated the matter and found it without foun dation in fact. COAL FAMINE. (By Associated Press.) Des Moines, la., April 1. There is a coal famine throughout Iowa as a result of the lockout which closes all the mines in the state and this sec tion of Missouri. HEALTH OFFICE. Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. Edgar Ballinger, 806 north eighth street, a boy. To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stidham, Spring Grove, a boy. To Mr. and Mrs. Alva Heath, 201 south eighth street, a boy. ELKS' BIG NIGHT HAD ELECTION OF OFFICERS LAST NIGHT, WHICH WAS HOTLY CONTESTED. ELMER E. EGGEMEYER Elected Exalted Ruler Largest Meet ing in Years, 118 Present. Last night the B. P. O. E. had a rousing meeting at their hall in the Colonial Building. It was the annual election of officers. There were a number of candidates for the vari ous offices, and the election was hotly contested. Following is the result: Exalted Ruler Elmer E. Egge meyer. Esteemed Leading Knight Prof. John Thompson. Esteemed Royal Knight Everett Lemon. Esteemed Lecturer Arthur Burr. Secretary C. A. Tennis. Treasurer Albert Morel. Tyler Robert Weidner. After the election choice refresh ments wero served and a general good time enjoyed. It was the largest meeting in years, 11S members being present. , Tokio, April 1. Sixteen newspa per correspondents, mostly British, and American started to the front to day. Thoy go to Moji and embark on a transport whose destination is kept secret This is the first party to rrr prvrrpQT'T Only a Few Items Gathered There. The will of Catherine Williams was admitted to probate and record. Judge L. C. Abbott filed the suit of Nellie Skillen vs. Charles Skillen, for divorce. She asks for-no alimony, and it is said Charley will not ap pear against her. m m The fishing trip arranged between County Clerk Haas and Sheriff Rich ard Smith, for reasons known to themselves, has been declared off. Dick is organizing a singing class, and a good deal of his time is thus occupied. He has taken to sacred music, and, this morning, rendered for. the benefit of a crowd that beau tiful hymn, "I Saw Two Little An gels Ascend up Into the Skies." COORT HOUSE HAEEY CURES AFFLICTEi IN THE TABERNACLE CHURCH IN INDIANAPOLIS. THE STORY OF HIS CURES Charles Schwab, a Blacksmith, Re lieved of Heart Trouble- Great Faith. . -j-n Indianapolis, Ind., Aril 1. Lay ing his haads on the head of Charles Schwab, a blacksmith, and command ing the evil spirits to depart from him, Rev. W. F. Manley, of Rich mond, exemplified divine healing at the Pentecost Tabernacle. Schwab, who had been suffering from a chronic pain in his heart ,arose with the pain gone. Since Monday of last week Rev. Manley has been giving examples of his healing powers at the Tabernacle, and many members of the band de clare that they have been cured of various ailments. , At the meeting last night the min ister, after emphasizing the need of perfect faith, asked that any one present troubled with sickness, who had faith that he could be cured, raise his hand. Charles Schwab came for ward. He said that he had been troubled for a long time with pains in his heart, which he had been un able to cure. The preacher called up on the congregation to kneel with him in prayer. Long and earnest was the supplication. The climax came when the minister, in a tone of sharp com mand, said: "I rebuke thee, foul spirits! In the name of Christ, our Lord, I com mand you to leave this man. In the name of Jesus Christ, you shall go! In the name and power of Jesus Christ, I lay my hands on your head and say to every disease in your body: 'Depart this moment. All poison of flesh, blood or bone, leave this man. You shall be made whole by the power of Him. Glory to God. Amen. M Schwab arose, it is said, seemingly bewildered, and said he did not feel the pains in his heart. Asked if he believed himself cured, he said that the pain was gone and he believed that it would remain away. BARN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Tower on Sam Gaar's Barn Hit This Morning and a Corner Knocked Off. About 2 o'eloek this mornitig the residents of the central part of the city were awakened by a deafening carsh of thunder. The lightning struck the. tower on Samuel Gaar's barn, on north thirteenth street, com pletely demolishing one corner and ripping several slates from the roof. Luckily no serious damage was done, but the people living around there were badly; frightened. A pungent smell was in the air for several hours. lSSpST Head Trimmer For Mrs. C. A. Brehm Died Yesterday. Miss Fern West, head trimmer for Mrs. C. A. Brehm, died at the lat ter 's home yesterday from the effects of an operation for appendicitis. Her remains were taken to Columbus, O., her home, for interment. CALL FOR BANK STATEMENTS. Washington, April 1. The comp troller of the currency issued a call for the report of - the condition of banks, at the .close: of business March 28th. , REV